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PGCE Funding

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by sparkleshine, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. sparkleshine

    sparkleshine New commenter

    Yes, for full-time initial teacher training such as a PGCE you are entitled to the full package of support: tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and any other grants as applicable. It's treated like an undergraduate course for the purposes of student finance. Depending on your class of degree there are bursaries available.
  2. Yes, you get the same support as undergraduates, so loan to cover your fees, and grant and loan for living costs.
    For 2012-13, you get in bursary £9000 if you have a First, £5000 for 2.1 but nothing for 2.2 or lower.
    For 2013-14, they are planning further incentives for those opting for primary specialism and for those with good A levels in Maths, Science or Languages.
  3. I can't believe this, I was just 1.3 marks off of a 2:1 from UCL in Biology, which means I miss the bursary. I thought the course was paid for by the government. I may have to rethink my situation, I doubt I can afford to do the course now.
  4. If you are doing Primary in 2012-13, you won't get any bursary with 2.2 but you should still be eligible for grant and loans. You don't have to pay the tuition fees upfront - a loan can cover up to the full amount. Loss of bursary will have an effect, but can you save up, ask for help from family or get a bank loan?

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